Election campaign Day 2 and nothing is new

Wall to wall media coverage.  Interviews with the party leaders and broadcast of their election addresses to supporters. But of substantive policy differences between the three ‘airtime’ parties, there has been nothing.  This is a media event pure and simple.  The only excitement is among the political class in its bubble and the media corps looking to fill column inches and broadcast seconds.

To demonstrate how out of touch the media really is, the phone ins on BBC Five Live have astonished its presenters.  Peter Allen on ‘Drive’ was aghast about the indifference to the election shown by so many texters to the show, who are so fed up by the meaningless spin emanating from the politicos, they were calling in their droves for an end to the politics discussion.  If it remains this way – and in all likelihood it will – this will be the most overhyped election in history, with potentially the smallest percentage turnout.

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3 Responses to “Election campaign Day 2 and nothing is new”


  1. 1 Mike Riordan 07/04/2010 at 10:47 am

    It’s dull, dull, dull. The world has moved on. Vague reassurances are not reassuring. Specifics are interesting, vagueness isn’t. Breadth of vision is interesting, narrowness isn’t. The world has moved on and either the political class doesn’t know it or they don’t care.

  2. 2 f0ul 07/04/2010 at 9:49 pm

    I find it interesting to see what is the white elephant in any broadcast political discussion – all the stuff people are actually interested in!


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